Ah WoW expansion rumors, is there anything more fun than to watch people nerdrage over clearly faked leaks, both from those praying it happens and those in the “slap in the face” community? The idiot pool gets quite large when you have 5 million players though, statistically speaking.
The basics of the leak are well grounded in Blizzard history. I mean if true, this expansion would be a copy/paste job of 2004 WoW, and coming from the copy/paste masters, it seems reasonable. The idea breaks down a little when you think about just how much work this would take, and since WoW has been out to pasture for a while now, it’s rather unlikely the cash cow is going to get brought back inside for a total makeover. Plus why take the risk of the C-team devs screwing up what currently works and shorten the lifespan of WoW, especially when the Next MMO is already under development? This is not a game that needs to reinvent itself, but one that just needs to add a daily or two every 6 months (plus 100 new mounts, apparently…), and reset the grinds every two years.
Not as much fun to fake those notes thought, just far more likely (unless some new MMO has a must-have feature, at which point WoW fans can look forward to that being ‘borrowed’. Mythic should be really pissed PQs are not in WoW yet, unless it’s due to technical reasons. Nothing say “MMO design slap in the face” like Blizzard not stealing your best ideas.)